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Get ideas for fun family activities in Belgium for the winter. We’ve got you covered, from kid-friendly museums and cafes to Christmas markets and indoor playgrounds.
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- 1. Christmas Events in Belgium
- Christmas Markets
- 2. Brussels Christmas Market
- 3. Hasselt Christmas Market
- 4. Luxembourg Christmas market
- 5. Best Christmas Markets Near Brussels
- 6. Christmas Tractor Parades
- Indoor Fun Activities
- 7. Lego Discovery Center
- 8. Plopsa Indoor Hasselt
- 9. Plopsa Station Antwerp
- 10. Swimming Pools
- 11. Atomium
- 12. Choco-Story Brussels
- 13. Train World
- 14. Kid-Friendly Cafés
- 15. De Stordeur Climbing Wall
- 16. Arkose
- 17. Indoor Playgrounds
- 18. Houffalize
- 19. Dinant
- 20. Bouillon
- 21. Grottes de Han
- 22. Hautes Fagnes
- 23. Val de Wanne
- 24. Where to Enjoy Snow
1. Christmas Events in Belgium
If you’re wondering what to do in Belgium during Christmas, check out this events guide!
There are tons of events, from concerts to theater plays and tractor parades. Don’t miss out!
Read more: Christmas Events in Belgium
2. Brussels Christmas Market
Step into a winter wonderland at the Brussels Christmas Market. Enjoy festive lights and ice skating in the heart of Europe with tips from a local!
Read more: Brussels Christmas Market
3. Hasselt Christmas Market
The Christmas market in Hasselt has many attractions, like a Ferris wheel, an ice rink, a giant slide, and more Christmas-themed fun fair rides – and, of course, lots of stalls with gluhwein, waffles, and tartiflette.
Read more: Hasset Christmas Market
4. Luxembourg Christmas market
Ok, the Christmas market in Luxembourg is not in Belgium, but it is so much fun to visit.
Read more: Luxembourg Christmas Market
5. Best Christmas Markets Near Brussels
Discover the best Christmas markets near Brussels – from Aachen and Monschau to Lille and Valkenburg.
Read more: Christmas Markets Near Brussels
6. Christmas Tractor Parades
There are Christmas parades with tractors in several towns in Belgium. Our kids love Christmas and tractors – so what better than to combine them? 🙂
Read more: Christmas Tractor Parades
Indoor Fun Activities
7. Lego Discovery Center
Take your family on a LEGO adventure at the Discovery Center in Brussels! Enjoy hours of fun that will make every little Lego lover happy.
Read more: LEGO Discovery Brussels
8. Plopsa Indoor Hasselt
Plopsa Indoor Hasselt is an indoor family-friendly amusement park. It’s perfect for kids that are taller than 1 meter.
Read more: Plopsa Indoor Hasselt
9. Plopsa Station Antwerp
Plopsa Station Antwerp is a fun place for younger kids in the heart of Antwerp.
Read more: Plopsa Station Antwerp
10. Swimming Pools
Are you looking for the best swimming pools in Belgium? We’ve got you covered!
Read more: Swimming Pools in Belgium
The Atomium is one of the most iconic symbols of Belgium. Here are some practical tips to plan your visit to Atomium.
Read more: Atomium
12. Choco-Story Brussels
Choco-story is a fun and interactive museum right next to Manneken Pis.
Read more: Choco-Story Brussels
13. Train World
At Train World you can learn all about railway development at an old train station – it’s a fun place for kids that love trains too!
Read more: Train World
14. Kid-Friendly Cafés
Here are our favorite kids-friendly cafés in Brussels and around. They’re all perfect for spending a rainy day relaxing while the kids are playing.
Read more: Kid-Friendly Cafés in Brussels
15. De Stordeur Climbing Wall
De Stordeur is the one of the most fun climbing halls near Brussels. It’s awesome for kids 4+ years old and one of the best activities with kids in Belgium during winter holidays.
Read more: De Stordeur
Arkose is an indoor climbing gym for children and adults. It is a bouldering place, so there are no ropes holding the kids.
Read more: Arkose
17. Indoor Playgrounds
Discover the best indoor playgrounds in and around Brussels. Also, you’ll find the best play areas for toddlers and preschoolers at the end of the post.
Read more: Indoor Playgrounds
Here are fun things to do and practical tips on where to eat and where to stay with kids to enjoy your weekend there
Houffalize is a picturesque little place in the Ardennes with an interactive museum for kids and a great family hotel. It makes for a great weekend.
Read more: Houffalize
Dinant is one of the most charming places in the Ardennes, with some great places to stay in nature with a sauna and swimming pool.
Read more: Dinant
Bouillon is one of the most underrated cities in Belgium. It is one of our most favorite places in Belgium. Get the best things to do in Bouillon and where to stay.
Read more: Bouillon
21. Grottes de Han
Grottes de Han is a huge domain with caves, wildlife park, playground, play structures along the path in the forest; a great experience for kids.
Read more: Grottes de Han
22. Hautes Fagnes
Hautes Fagnes is the highest point in Belgium and where it always snows – when it’s snowing in Belgium. Find out what to do around there, kid-friendly hotels and restaurants, and fun activities to make the most out of your day trip or weekend.
Read more: Hautes Fagnes
23. Val de Wanne
Val de Wanne is an activity center in the Ardennes, where kids can have lots of fun. There are different activties when it is snowing and when there’s no snow – so this is fun no matter the weather.
Read more: Val de Wanne
24. Where to Enjoy Snow
Get ready to explore some of the best snow spots in Belgium with your family categorized into fun for kids, sledding, skiing, hiking! (+Tips)
The best snow spots in Belgium with your family are categorized into fun for kids, sledding, skiing, and hiking. And you’ll find where to stay around them with kids.
Read more: Where to Enjoy Snow in Belgium
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